Have been working on organizing the way too many projects and stash items that I have. I cannot say it is working, but I am giving it a good try.
If you know me, you know that I never have ONE of anything. I always get at least two of whatever it is. And I tend to pick up things at thrift stores. I cannot pass up bags of floss, scroll pieces, etc. I also stock up when needles, thimbles, markers and other supplies are on sale. And, of course, there is not a notion out there that I won't try. It is a sickness.
I am to embarrassed to show you a photo of all the kits I have accumulated that need to be done. There are many! I think I may go through a donate a few of them.
I do kits most of the time, so I end up with threads from different companies. So, I separated the left over thread by manufacturer, Bucilla, Candamar, Dimensions, etc. I picked up some plastic boxes at the thrift store recently, so I have used them to separate and label the leftover threads from various kits.
I also recently picked up a sack of Sullivan thread. I have been wanting to try it, but so far have not used it for a project. Those threads have their own box so far.
Most of my stash threads are DMC, so I got floss bags and this cardboard box to put them in. I am sure there is a better way, but this is working for me now. I am working on an inventory system but that probably won't happen any time soon!
I have several plastic tote bags that I have picked up over the years that I use to throw extra supplies and notion items in them.
I have a DMC over the arm of the couch thing that I have used for years. I have a smaller plastic tote that it fits in perfectly for traveling. I have altered it somewhat. I used a glue gun to attach the thread heaven to it. I attached the top so it is on upside down. That way it is handy and it fits perfectly back into its cap. If I could figure out a way I would glue a magnet to it. The glue gun did not work......the magnet was too strong, and when the scissors were stuck to it the glue didn't hold up!
And I still end up dropping my scissors on the floor, dropping a needle or two and constantly loosing my markers or pencils. But, it is better!
Even with all this I never seem to be very organized when I am working on a project. But, it gives me lots of toys to play with when I need a break from stitching! And, of course, I am always on the look out for more ways to organize.
I am working on a post about how I organize each project. Can't imagine why anyone would be interested in that, but have had requests for it. So stay tuned and happy stitching.